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Apply now! Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School

The Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School (14-19 April) is a programme for Year 13 students interested in studying Astronomy or Physics at university.

Apply by 29 Feb

The programme consists of a mix of seminars and practical work.

Ākonga | students travel to UC’s Mt John Observatory at Takapō | Tekapo and explore our cosmic neighbourhood with modern astronomical instruments.

Back at the University of Canterbury, participants learn about the universe past, present and future, the life cycles of stars, planet exploration, extraterrestrial life and more.

A highlight of the programme is meeting fellow students with the same astronomical interests and making new friends. Thanks to a generous donation from a private sponsor, the Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School is offered free of charge to successful applicants. Accommodation, meals, transport during the camp and materials are provided.

If you know of students who’ll find this a great way to spend the April school holidays, please refer them online for more info and encourage them to get their application in by 29 February 2024.

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